Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Deluge of Emails post satyamev jayate

its humanely impossible to reply to 6000+ emails personally in 2 days. 
read around a thousand, most of them by survivors of child sexual abuse who have chosen to confide their deepest harshest secret to me, and i am the only one in the whole world who knows about it, even though i am practically a stranger. 

i am overwhelmed. let me share some of the responses. 

Q) i think i have invited abuse on myself. 

my response : 

"it is not your fault if you were abused. you have the right to freedom, and the first freedom you need to work towards is freedom from guilt. "

Q) i am trapped in my past. 

my response : 

"you cant go back and change your past, but you can put the past in the past and let it rest there. look at it in flashback baby, not in fast forward"

Q) i dont feel i have the ability to love. 

my response: 

"you have all the right to love. you have all the ability to make love. sex is never a bad thing. the act is not sin. the incidence was sin. and you are not the sinner if you have been sinned upon"

Q) I feel dirty. i feel i look dirty

my response: 

" your body is not disfigured. you are sexy. and sexy as hell. make love to your mind. and then someone can make love to your body"

1 comment:

A said...

Hats off to you, Harish, for speaking out. I am sure your courage will inspire many more to stand up for themselves and fight back, and more importantly, to put the past behing them and live life to its fullest. Keep rocking, and all the best!!!

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